Observation Of Human Interaction

Topics: Education, Psychology, Teacher, Learning, High school, College / Pages: 7 (1677 words) / Published: Feb 10th, 2016
Human interactions are important because we are social animals; we depend on each other for our own survival and we live together for the benefit of the whole group. The assignment of this lab, was to observe two people interacting with one another in a public space. Two people were observed during a dinner without being noticed. Person #1 was a male around 18-20 years old. Person #2 was a female around 20-22 years old. Let’s called person #1 John and person #2 Aline. The place of observation was in the Oyate Hall during the Spring Festival dinner. John sat next to Aline. Their interactions were analyzed as adaptations for evolutionary problems that our ancestors faced, and that we are still facing today. L. Meek noted in class that David …show more content…
As they showed, they held hands and had some physical contacts such as John placing his hand on Aline’s shoulder. John seemed to be sincere because he smiled and nodded in acknowledgement to what Aline whispered to his ear. He was willing to sit with a group of women, who he might not know them personally. Aline leaned about 2 or 3 times when she spoke to John. Specific evolutionary problems displayed here was courtship in modern human. They solved this problem by spending time together. They sat close to one another, especially when the woman leaned to whisper to the man. They paid attention to each other by making eye contact. When John interacted with Aline, she lowered her tone of voice and her actions were somewhat softer. When she laughed she covered her mouth with her hand while facing John. The two interacted sweetly toward each other, John was smiling to Aline talking. Bernstein (2002) said in the article that a smile comprises of a set of nonverbal graded signals. Aline talked and John listened, he made eye contact, and smile widely. Navarro and Karlins (2008) wrote that a person may distance herself from someone she dislike by leaning away, or turning away. However, when John and Aline interacted they seemed to be close and leaning toward the other person. When standing in line, the male placed his hand on the female’s

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